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A PC classic returns with Jagged Alliance: Rage

Turn-based strategy fans will know the name Jagged Alliance, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen a new entry in the series. Enter Rage.

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Jagged Alliance is back – With a new take on turn-based tactics, adventure elements and the well-known quirky mercenaries! Set 20 years after the first Jagged Alliance, this spin-off lets you experience a road trip into a jungle hell to test your mind and body to the limits!

This time it’s just you and a few allies versus an entire island ruled by a drug overlord and his crazed army.

A fairly unique turn-based affair, Jagged Alliance went with a much more realistic bent than the genre usually gets. There are no knights or monsters here, just men and women armed to the teeth.

The newest game in the series keeps much of what made its forebears too addictive. It’s got turn-based gameplay, stealth and “brute force” tactics, some actual characters to play with, and a new Rage system.

That’s the biggest alteration it seems, and it’s a decent sized one. “Rage skills” are skills that can build up over the course of missions. It sounds like that could be a game changing effect. Also worth noting is that Jagged Alliance: Rage features a 2 player co-op mode. So you’ll be able to plan joint missions with a pal.

The game is set to arrive for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 27th.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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